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F1 rich kid whose dad is worth almost £2.5billion turns up to British GP in helicopter

Formula One driver Lance Stroll wowed viewers when he turned up to the British Grand Prix in a helicopter. The racer, 23, is the son of Lawrence Stroll, a Canadian billionaire tycoon and part-owner of the Aston Martin F1 Team. And the 23-year-old enjoyed showing off his extravagant wealth when he touched down at Silverstone.
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F1 Alfa Romeo team, owners, engines – and have they ever won a Formula One race before?
Formula 1 going back to 1950.The team, known as Alfa Romeo Team Orlen, is the product of two countries - its namesake is a luxury Italian brand, but the team itself is based in Switzerland.At the time of writing, Alfa Romeo sits sixth in the constructors’ championship, a major improvement on the team’s outing in 2021 where they finished ninth, just one position ahead of last-placed Haas.This weekend’s race in Italy will put the team in front of home fans, with the Italian brand well-liked in the country.While Monza may be the home of Italian F1, the Imola track is itself a classic revived by the new look Covid-friendly F1 season 2020.Imola, once referred to as the San Marino Grand Prix, has something of a strange relationship with the sport following the fateful weekend in 1994 when Brazilian Ayrton Senna was killed on track just a day after Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life there.Following the departure of former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who scored 10 of the team’s 13 points in 2021, the constructor has filled both of its seats with new drivers.Finnish former Mercedes driver and 10-time Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas is joined by Chinese newcomer Zhou Guanyu.The duo have so far secured 13 points, matching Alfa Romeo's total for the 2021 season after just three races.Bottas has operated at the top end of the sport for the previous five years, finishing third in the drivers’ championship in 2021.Alfa Romeo used to be Sauber, which joined F1 in 1993.
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74-year-old Bob Anderson misses board entirely during World Seniors Darts Championship
Darts legend Bob Anderson missed the board entirely during the World Seniors Darts Championship on Thursday evening.A new competition for 2022, Anderson, 74, kicked off the inaugural tournament against 2015 World Grand Prix winner Robert Thornton.The maiden competition sees former tungsten throwers battle it out to see who still reigns supreme in a four-day single-elimination tournament at Circus Tavern.Rules stipulate all competitors must be over the age of 50, though current PDC Tour Card holders are ineligible to participate - ruling out darts stars Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld and Glen Durrant.Throwing for a prize pot of £30,000, the championship will come to its dramatic climax on Sunday with Phil "The Power" Taylor the bookies favourite to take home the crown.And kicking off the tournament on Thursday evening was three-time BDO World Masters champion Bob Anderson who was pitted against Robert "The Thorn" Thornton.Though the match didn't get off to the greatest start as "The Limestone Cowboy" missed the board completely midway through the opening leg.Trailing 282-36, Anderson hit a single one and a single 20 before dropping down the board to aim for treble 19.But the 74-year-old got it all wrong, missing the board entirely as the commentary team quoted "Little bit of early nerves for Bob."HAVE YOUR SAY! Will you be watching the World Seniors Darts Championship? Let us know in the comments section.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email
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